The first weekend in November Charlie and I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina to celebrate his Aunt Patti’s 60th birthday with his immediate and extended family. His parents rented a mountain home to enjoy a fun filled weekend together. Little did I know it was also to celebrate our engagement!

Charlie and I headed to Asheville on Friday morning and got to the house before anyone else. We went inside and Charlie ask me to marry him on the porch overlooking the beautiful North Carolina mountains. After I got over the shock, I said yes!

“That night Charlie promised me no more surprises, but he had one more up his sleeve…”

That night Charlie promised me no more surprises, but he had one more up his sleeve! The next day my parents surprised me at the house for brunch. We wrapped up the perfect weekend with a candle light tour of the Biltmore and dinner at the Village Hotel.

The flowers were one of the most important details for me. I wanted lots of color and flower variety. Many of the flowers I choose were in season and fit perfectly with a fall themed wedding.

The Amsale bridesmaid dresses were one of the first items I decided on for our wedding. I fell in love with the periwinkle color and the natural movement of the tulle, which translated so well in the photographs.

I went to several stores to try on wedding dresses. I wanted a long sleeve dress, but had difficulty finding a large section of them. When I visited my fifth bridal store and slipped on “Tegan” I knew it was the one!

My mother handmade her wedding gown and saved several pieces of lace that she hand appliquéd to her dress. I used a piece to make a handkerchief and wrapped it around my bouquet. A perfect “something old” !

Photographs by Du Soleil Photographie

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